Jean-Marie Le Sidaner

Jean-Marie Le Sidaner (1947–92) was a French poet, essayist, and art critic who taught philosophy and was a frequent contributor to the avant-garde revue Encres Vives. In 1992 the Prix Roger Caillois was posthumously awarded to his body of work. Apocalypse Lessons, a slim volume of prose poems from which this selection derives, was among his final works.